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Re: 159 / Brera / Spider tyre wear issues - VIP - Revised Information
Been interesting reading this thread, dipping in and out, not reading the whole 14 pages mind you!
Its not been scientific, but it looks like most of the tyre problems are on cars with 18" wheels, am I right?
I will be driving a 159 Lusso SW in 2 weeks time, at the moment I am driving a Saab 93 1.9 tid. I know that this car has been compared with regard to fuel consumptions, because of the engine similarity of course, but there are other similarities, for instance it also runs on 17" wheels, and a similar weight as the 159. Its interesting that some of you feel 12 - 14K is heavy for front tyre wear, that's just about what I get from fronts on the Saab!
For the record I switched from the standard Continentals to Hankook, OK I know Korean rubbish you might say, but not so, get as many miles and much cheaper, and as good a grip.